50 episodes

We tell the folklore of Appalachia

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 20 Ratings

We tell the folklore of Appalachia

    Burnt House, West Virginia

    Burnt House, West Virginia

    Burnt House, West Virginia, is one of those places in Appalachia with an interesting name. Yes, it’s named for a house that burned to the ground, but there’s much more to the story than that.

    Today on the MountainLore podcast we share that tale with you.

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    • 5 min
    Joshua Phipps

    Joshua Phipps

    Rotherwood Mansion is an imposing site, sitting at the top of a large hill next to the Holston River in Tennessee.  At one time, it’s been told, the mansion and its slaves were under the thumb of a vicious master, who met his eternal fate on his deathbed.  Today we tell that tale.

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    Sweet dreams, podcast listeners…

    • 6 min
    Granny Myers’ Curse

    Granny Myers’ Curse

    Nearly 140 years ago a farmer lived in the mountains of Pennsylvania.  His closest neighbor was an old woman reputed to be a very powerful witch.  Today we tell the tale of what happened when this farmer and his neighbor crossed paths.

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    Take care of yourselves, folks, and, as always, we wish you sweet dreams…

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    • 6 min
    Skee-lih, The Cherokee Witch

    Skee-lih, The Cherokee Witch

    Long, long ago the Cherokee faced a terrible witch named Skee-lih, who had a habit of killing the elderly and taking their brains to feast upon.  Today we tell that tale.

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    Til next we meet, sweet dreams, podcast listener…

    • 8 min
    Raw Head And Bloody Bones

    Raw Head And Bloody Bones

    Never cross a witch and her hog, they say, or you might regret what happens to you. 

    Today on the MountainLore podcast we tell a tale about a butchered razorback that is brought back to life in order to seek vengeance.  

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    • 12 min
    A Murder Solved

    A Murder Solved

    There once was an unsolved crime in a little town in southwest Virginia.  The sheriff cracked the case with a bit of Appalachian superstition.  Today we tell that tale.

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    Sweet dreams, podcast listeners.

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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Great story telling and great stories!

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Great storytelling

Not a lot of chit-chat or melodramatic effects, just spooky stories about Appalachia told just like you heard around campfires when you were a kid.

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